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Paul Mayer

Paul Mayer is a guest blogger. He operates under the name "ToolMetrix" (because of his passion for detailed tool analysis) and his work can be found on his: YouTube Channel: (youtube.com/c/ToolMetrix) Instagram Feed: (instagram.com/ToolMetrix) Facebook Page: (facebook.com/ToolMetrix)
Turn a Giant Snowman

A fun winter project for any woodturner is to turn a snowman. I often times turn a smaller snowman as a warm-up exercise while I’m getting ready...

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How to Turn Bun Feet

For those of us who enjoy both woodworking and woodturning, a great way to bring the two crafts together is to incorporate bun feet into a piece...

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How to Turn a Bearded Gnome

Gnomes have become a popular holiday icon, and there’s no better way to make one than on your wood lathe. This is a great project to use up those...

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Five Ways to Lower Your Wood Costs

I remember back when I got started in woodworking, I thought that if I could find good deals on a table saw, planer and bandsaw, that the cost of...

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Choose the Right Finish for your Woodworking Project

You’ve completed the woodworking portion of your project and now comes an important decision; how to finish it.

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Choose the Right Glue for your Woodworking Project

There are often debates among woodworkers as to which glue is the best overall glue to use. When you choose a glue for any given woodworking...

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Five Holiday Woodworking Project Ideas

This is a fun time of year to be a woodworker, because everyone loves a handmade gift. If you still haven’t decided what to make for people on...

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Power Carve a Spoon Using a Bandsaw and Die Grinder

There are a few conversation topics that are inevitable whenever woodworkers get together; “what is your favorite wood species?”, “what is your...

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Build a DIY Passive Cell Phone Amplifier

If you have a cell phone and enjoy music, you need one of these. This passive cell phone amplifier delivers an 8-10 decibel boost to your phone,...

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Make a Knife and Wooden Sheath Using a Blade Kit (Part 2 – the Sheath)

In my last blog article, I got this project underway by adding a Cocobolo handle to a 5” Chef’s Knife Kit from Hock Tools.

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